Russia and France

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 France to deport 50 Russian fans

France plans to deport almost 50 Russian football fans, the head of a Russian supporters' group, Alexander Shprygin, said, adding that French riot police had stopped a bus carrying fans in Cannes who were on their way to …

French police crack down on Russian football fans

Russian football fans are facing police checks and a UEFA investigation after violent clashes with English supporters during the country's opening Euro 2016 match in Marseille on Saturday, the Moscow Times reports. 40 armed …

Paris symbolically says 'No!' to sanctions

Yesterday, the upper house of the French Parliament has adopted a resolution to gradually remove the anti-Russian sanctions, following the example of the France's lower house of parliament. "The restoration of confident and …

Lavrov and Ayrault discuss Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region in a telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. …

EU may leave Armenia without cognac

The 'cognac problem' appeared during the negotiations between Armenia and the EU on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement on Cooperation: the EU insists that Armenia must renounce the use of the brand 'cognac'. …

France's Nice to cooperate with Russia's Yalta

The Mayor of France’s Nice, Christian Estrosi, will visit Crimea this May, the head of the Yalta administration, Andrei Rostenko, said. "Agreements have been reached on the reciprocal visit of the Nice mayor …

Is France ready to lift sanctions against Russia?

France intends to discuss the issue of withdrawal of the Russian food embargo on February 13th. The meeting will be attended by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, …

Peskov: Putin and Hollande don't discuss sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Francois Hollande did not discuss the issue of lifting EU sanctions against Russia during their last meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. …

Hollande to meet with Putin to discuss anti-IS coalition

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande today to discuss the creation of a new coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group. "During the talks the two leaders will discuss ...